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Patriots headed to NFL record ninth Super Bowl…

The New England Patriots dispatched the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game en route to a 9th Super Bowl berth.

Challenges not enough to deny Patriots 9th Super…

A week after showing flecks of vulnerability, the Patriots put together the kind of dominant performance that has come to define the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era, earning a 36-17 AFC championship game win over Pittsburgh

Kansas City Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies…

Kansas City star pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car accident Sunday in his home country of the Dominican Republic.

Australian Open: Williams has added incentive for…

If Serena Williams needed any more incentive to win her seventh Australian Open title and a record 23rd Grand Slam major, she may have got it with top-ranked Angelique Kerber's fourth-round loss

They're Back: Brady and Patriots win AFC, 36-17…

Brady heads to seventh Super Bowl after leading Patriots to another big AFC championship-game performance in 36-17 rout of Pittsburgh

Top Performers: Conference Championships

SI.com highlights the best performances on both sides of the ball from the Conference Championships of the NFL playoffs.

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Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents

Falcons steamroll Packers to advance to Super Bowl

The Atlanta Falcons will play in their second ever Super Bowl after demolishing the Packers 44-21 to become NFC Champions.

Tom Brady Really Wants People To Stop Asking Him…

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has said President Donald Trump is a personal friend, but it looks like the NFL star isn't talking politics anymore.

Bookies make Patriots a 3-point pick with record…

Oddsmakers like the New England Patriots by a field goal over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl

Super Falcons: Atlanta routs Packers 44-21 for…

Super Falcons: Matt Ryan and Julio Jones lead Atlanta rout of Packers 44-21 for NFC title

Spurs edge Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime on Saturday night behind a career high 41 points from Kawhi Leonard.

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The Latest: Ryan puts Falcons ahead with shovel…

Matt Ryan's 3-yard shovel pass to Mohamed Sanu has put the Falcons up 7-0 on Green Bay in the NFC championship game, giving Atlanta an opening-drive TD in eight straight games

76ers fans 'raise the cat' after each win

Philadelphia 76ers fans have been raising their house cats over their heads following each victory.

Hudson Swafford wins CareerBuilder for 1st PGA…

Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory

Chen lands 5 quads to win US figure skating title…

Nathan Chen followed a record-setting short program with a near-flawless free skate featuring five quadruple jumps Sunday to become the youngest men's U.S. figure skating champion in more than five decades

Lebron James, fellow athletes voice support for…

Lebron James and other athletes took to social media in support of the Woman's March on Saturday.

No. 7 Creighton has rough week of losses, on and…

No. 7 Creighton is trying to adjust after losing national assists leader Maurice Watson Jr., then losing to Marquette in a rough week

Messi scores 5th goal in 6 games as Barcelona…

With Lionel Messi's fifth goal in six games this year, Barcelona comfortably defeated Eibar 4-0 on Sunday to keep pace with leaders Real Madrid and Sevilla at the halfway point of the Spanish league

High school basketball player makes miraculous…

Connecticut high school basketball player, Brett Tenaglia, makes a miraculous full court shot to tie a game at the buzzer.

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Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican…

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm helped his team win the 2015 World Series title, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday

Costa returns to Chelsea side, scores on 100th…

Still to clear up the ambiguity over last weekend's absence from the Chelsea team, Diego Costa did his talking on the pitch on Sunday